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CITY, government. A town incorporated by that name. Originally, this word did not signify a town, but a portion of mankind who lived under the same government: what the Romans called civitas, and, the Greeks polis; whence the word politeia, civitas seu reipublicae status et administratio. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. 1. 1, t. 1, n. 202; Henrion de Pansey, Pouvoir Municipal, pp. 36, 37.

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The curious thing about desert cities like Las Vegas and Dubai is how deliberately they reject the landscape.
This book, written by a group of scholars, explores what happens when new forms of privatisation meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt's future in desert cities while stigmatising and neglecting Cairo's popular neighbourhoods.
The clothing and wall hangings produced in such cities as Bukhara and Samarkand (in today's Uzbekistan) brought brilliant color to the people of those stark, desert cities. Women raised the silk moth larvae whose cocoons supplied the filaments for weaving.